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Man arrested in 2015 arson, burglary of Hayden golf business

A North Idaho man is facing charges of arson, burglary and theft for last year’s break-in and fire of a Hayden golf equipment manufacturer.


Man accused of killing brother and sister in Spokane Valley is arrested in Blackfoot, Idaho

The man suspected of killing a brother and sister in Spokane Valley has been arrested in southeastern Idaho. Gilberto Delgado was found after a black Dodge Dart, which matched the …


City Council removes controversial oil and coal train fines from ballot

Voters will not get to weigh in on the trains moving coal and oil through downtown Spokane, as the City Council reversed course and removed the question from the November …


Body camera footage access extended to members of Police Ombudsman Office

The Spokane Police Guild and Interim Police Ombudsman Bart Logue have come to an agreement expanding access to officers’ body camera footage. Logue’s assistant will have access to digitally stored …


Former trooper accuses Washington State Patrol of wrongfully firing him over brain tumor

A former state trooper in Spokane is suing the Washington State Patrol, claiming the agency wrongfully fired him over a brain tumor that impacted his motor abilities.


Police searching for Spokane Valley double homicide suspect

Police are searching for a double-homicide suspect in the area of Barker Road after a victim’s 7-year-old child called 911.


Man dead, girl injured in crash near St. Maries

A 25-year-old man was killed and a girl injured Sunday night in a crash near St. Maries, Idaho.


DUI leads to crash on I-90 near Liberty Lake, WSP says

A man accused of driving under the influence was at fault in a crash that injured himself and three others on Interstate 90 in Liberty Lake on Sunday, the Washington …


Coeur d’Alene woman asleep at crime scene arrested on drug charges

A Coeur d’Alene woman was arrested on drug charges Saturday after a sheriff’s deputy found her asleep in a Jeep as the scene of gasoline theft from a public vehicle.


Man dies in crash on Upriver Drive

A man died in a fatal crash on Upriver Drive near the Boulder Beach swimming area sometime Saturday morning.


Meidl addresses Thompson salute, desire for full City Hall buy-in at public forum

Craig Meidl said he was doing all he could to achieve community support following an unorthodox nomination for police chief by Mayor David Condon. He promised to build relationships between …


Recording phone hidden in bathroom vent gets man arrested

A man has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism after his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter reported finding his cell phone placed in a vent, recording anyone who used the bathroom.


Body of Newman Lake boater identified

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man whose body was found in Newman Lake on Tuesday, the day after his boat overturned. He was Dillon J. Reddington, …


Fire wrecks bar, Pita Pit corporate office in downtown Coeur d’Alene

Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that badly damaged a brick building Wednesday night in downtown Coeur d’Alene.


Condon’s pick for city attorney drops out; former attorney blasts Straub report

Laura McAloon cites a “toxic” relationship with City Council President Ben Stuckart as her reason for dropping out of contention for the city attorney’s office. Stuckart says she didn’t have …


Grant County woman bitten by rabid bat

A Grant County woman was bitten by a rabid bat Monday and is now receiving anti-rabies vaccines.


Spokane police try to unravel circumstances after man shot in legs

Court records describe a series of bizarre events involving 53-year-old Alan Oliver, a mentally ill man who was apparently shot in the early hours of July 20. Detectives still are …


Man leads deputies on high-speed chase through Spokane, Spokane Valley

A high-speed pursuit Saturday night spanned several neighborhoods in Spokane and Spokane Valley and nearly caused a head-on collision with sheriff’s deputies.


Final co-conspirator in James Henrikson murder-for-hire schemes gets 8 years in prison

Todd Bates, 43, solicited the services of a would-be hitman in Chicago to kill Jed McClure, at the direction of James Henrikson, according to investigators. His sentencing was delayed by …


Body of Newman Lake boater recovered

Authorities are searching for man who went missing Monday night after his boat overturned on Newman Lake.


Spokane County Jail inmate allegedly assaults staffer

A Spokane County Jail inmate allegedly walked into the jail cook’s office, undressed himself and sexually assaulted a staff member Friday morning.


Assault suspect disarmed in scuffle outside West Central convenience store

A husband disarmed a suspect who allegedly threatened him and his wife with a handgun Saturday in West Central Spokane. Court documents say the couple was sitting in a truck …


Bear spray used in weekend assault near Post Falls

Bear spray was used in a assault near Post Falls early Saturday morning that left multiple people lying in the street, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said.


Fire near Palouse Falls threatens homes, crops

A 25,000-acre wildfire near Palouse Falls is threatening homes, crops, a fish hatchery and a state highway, officials said Monday. The blaze started with a lightning strike Sunday in Palouse …


Woman arrested in downtown Spokane stabbing

A woman was stabbed Sunday night in an alley in the Browne’s Addition neighborhood, and a suspect was arrested nine minutes later, Spokane police said. The stabbing occurred after 7:30 …


Tug-of-war with woman’s purse leads to armed-robbery charge

A 19-year-old man faces an armed-robbery charge for allegedly stealing a woman’s purse while in possession of a handgun in East Central Spokane.


Skateboarder and car collide

A car and a skateboarder collided near the intersection of Firth Avenue and Browne Street Saturday afternoon.


FBI arrests man suspected of robbing bank, shooting customer

The FBI has arrested a man they believe shot a customer during a robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank at 7404 N. Division in April.


Spokane Police Guild gives chief nominee Craig Meidl their blessing

The Spokane Police Guild this week voiced its support for Craig Meidl as the chief of police. Their endorsement follows a similar show of support from the Lieutenants and Captains …


Forget duck and cover, Idaho class teaches people to flee and survive in the midst of a mass shooting

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office will continue offering a class aimed at helping civilians survive mass shootings, based on strong local interest in the training.